Cameroon’s sensational music trio “Torch City”, have a new EP out, with the title “Sense Pass King”.
The seven-song project was inspired by happenings around the lives of the three rappers; Edico Le Feu, Hans Waxzey and Uncle Cales.
“After we released our first EP ‘Street Life”, we had to do something, and we had to drop another body of work so we had to go back to the studio” Edico.
He disclosed that Hans Waxzey and Uncle Cales began the journey of the EP while he was in Bamenda at the time.
The beat of the first song “Sense Pass King” was sent to him and he immediately connected to it “Uncle Cales had that vision already, saying that this EP was to be ‘Sense Pass King’. That is how it started. I just wrote my verse, came back and we got to do that first song” Edico Le Feu indicates.
“Going back, after we had dropped our first EP ‘Street Life’, it took us somewhere, and I think that is what made Ngoma to be impressed and he was like wow, the streets need a song between Torch City and Ngoma – ‘ASAP’”
About “LIKE A FRAUDSTER” another song on the EP, the vibe came from a beat made by Stylish Ray. He was invited over with Ilega another artist, “We were having fun in the house, and Uncle Cales had the idea from a beat Stylish Ray had made and everybody just jumped on it” Edico relates.
The song was also inspired by the type of life they lived back in Bamenda, “We usually stood by the road side for hours and people in the quarter would see us like ‘these guys are really fraudsters, these guys are crazy,’ nobody had respect for us.
“They never valued what was coming from us. I think that is what made us to move out of the hood, then remembering it,…I think that is what gave Uncle Cales that idea to bring it up and everybody just connected to it.”
For “SHWAA WOO KOV”, it came from Hans Waxzey’s experience while he was still tender. It used to be a lullaby sang to him by his grandmum, when it was time for sleep.
Growing up in the streets and understanding the life style, is one of the experiences that led to another piece “CHAK”, which talks about the streets. “We had to go with something like the streets. Everybody in the street is like I want dey fine, I want dey fine. Chak is like being fine” Edico explains.
“For ‘AFRO RAP’, it was just like a free style we did. We had to do it in the studio. Then for ‘YAMOR 2’, it was like part of a series.
“We intend to do YAMOR like a series. From YAMOR, YAMOR 2, YAMOR 3, YAMOR 4 and even a YAMOR EP. You cannot do anything on this plannet without enjoying what you’re doing. That’s all about YAMOR.”
The “Sense Pass King” project was put together by Torch City, with the guidance of Kwata Music.